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Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

Trump immigration policies have farming industry on edge

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's tough new immigration measures are sending shudders through the US farming industry, which largely employs a low-wage foreign workforce.

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 32

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 32

TAIPEI: At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed near Taipei on Monday night, with television footage showing the bus careening towards a road barrier before flipping on its side.

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France calls on Germany to hike investment spending

France calls on Germany to hike investment spending

BERLIN: French Economy Minister Michel Sapin has dismissed a US attack on Germany's trade surplus but urged Europe's biggest economy to boost its spending on investment.

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Denmark could be first country to name a 'digital ambassador'

Denmark could be first country to name a 'digital ambassador'

Denmark could soon be the first country in the world to appoint what it calls a digital ambassador, saying that tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft now have more economic strength and influence than many countries it has traditional ties with.

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Pepper spray 'prankster' may have sparked Germany airport alarm

Pepper spray 'prankster' may have sparked Germany airport alarm

HAMBURG: German emergency services temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport on  Sunday (Feb 12) and treated almost 70 people after an irritant gas was released in the building - probably by a "prankster" using pepper spray, firefighters said.

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Thousands of Romanian protesters return to streets

Thousands of Romanian protesters return to streets

BUCHAREST: Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday (Feb 12), calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws.

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£50m cocaine haul found on British beaches

£50m cocaine haul found on British beaches

LONDON: Cocaine with a street value of more than £50 million (59 million euros, $62 million) washed up on two beaches in England, British officials tasked with disrupting organised crime announced Friday.

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Eiffel Tower to be shielded by 2.5-metre glass security walls

Eiffel Tower to be shielded by 2.5-metre glass security walls

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, the city said on Thursday (Feb 9).

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6 bodies found after boat capsizes off Malaysia: Official

6 bodies found after boat capsizes off Malaysia: Official

KUALA LUMPUR: The bodies of six passengers believed to be from a boat which capsized in rough seas off Malaysia have been found, a coast guard official said Thursday (Feb 9).

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13 feared dead after boat capsizes off Malaysia

13 feared dead after boat capsizes off Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen people are feared dead after the speedboat they were travelling in capsized in rough seas off Malaysia, the coast guard said on Wednesday (Feb 8), in the latest maritime accident in the area.

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Brexit bill set to clear major parliamentary hurdle

Brexit bill set to clear major parliamentary hurdle

LONDON: MPs look set to approve a bill on Wednesday (Feb 8) empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations, in a major step towards Britain leaving the European Union.

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Chocolate bars to shrink by 20% in UK's war on sugar

Chocolate bars to shrink by 20% in UK's war on sugar

LONDON: Some of Britain's favourite chocolate bars may get smaller as the country launches its war against sugar.

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Trump looks to San Francisco travel ban hearing

Trump looks to San Francisco travel ban hearing

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ramped up the rhetoric on Tuesday (Feb 7) over the threat of militant attacks facing the United States, hours before a key hearing on the travel ban he decreed in the name of national security.

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First victims of Mumbai attacks declared dead 8 years on

First victims of Mumbai attacks declared dead 8 years on

AHMEDABAD: Three fishermen believed to be the first victims of the Mumbai attacks have been declared dead by an Indian court, more than eight years after the assault which killed over 160 people.

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Trump lashes out amid rising opposition to travel ban

Trump lashes out amid rising opposition to travel ban

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out on Monday (Feb 6) at signs of rising public opposition to his controversial travel ban as tech giants threw their weight behind a push in US courts to roll it back.

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UK speaker opposes Trump's address in parliament

UK speaker opposes Trump's address in parliament

LONDON: The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons said on Monday (Feb 6) he was "strongly opposed" to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president's state visit later this year.

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